Dan Croke – award winning fisherman discusses fishing competitions.
A fishing contest, or fishing derby, is an organised competition between anglers from all over the country in which the winners are awarded prizes. Fishing competitions usually take place in a series of competitive competitions over a defined area or body of water and with varying rules applied to each event.
Fishing tournaments are not organised by any governing bodies, but are organised by individual anglers. They generally are organized in order to reward the winner of one particular competition but are also arranged to give a boost to another angling club or even to raise money for the local fishing school. These competitions have a number of advantages that other competitions would fail to provide.
The first advantage is the large prize money that many fishing competitions can afford to offer. Many of these types of fishing competitions can afford to provide much larger prizes than would be possible if the money had to come out of the budget of the angler.
The second advantage is the high degree of organization required for most fishing competitions. The rules of each particular competition are usually very well known to all members of the fishing club that organises it, so that there is no confusion on which member should go first or who should go last. In addition, when the competition is run by an individual member of the club, the chances of a member taking home the trophy are considerably higher than in the case of a fishing club that organizes competitions as part of its own financial plans.
The third advantage that comes with many fishing contests is the chance to see and compete with other good angling clubs in the same area. Some of the more competitive fishing clubs will sometimes host small fishing contests that are held at their leisure without any particular occasion or purpose. These fishing contests do not usually require the members to meet with strict criteria to take part in the competition, so a wide range of angling clubs can be represented. This gives all members of the club a chance to show their talents at fishing contests.
Fishing contests can be a lot of fun for people who love to fish and for people who don’t. If you are considering organising a fishing event, it may be worthwhile considering organising one of these type of competitions so that you can enjoy them while giving a considerable amount of pleasure to those who attend.Dan Croke